Wade tried to play through the injury, but he was taken out of the game with 8:35 left in the fourth quarter and didn't return. He was then seen sporting a sling on his right arm in the locker room post-game and gave grim answers to reporters that indicated something greater was wrong than initially expected.
The Bulls are just 32-36 and now out of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, amidst a terrible season of horrifying discord in the locker room. "When he's like that defensively, I think we all know that makes us tough". When asked about a new 12-man rotation being implemented last Friday and if that's what he signed in Chicago for, Wade said that he was "not really going there, I'm not getting in trouble no more". "We played a little bit of cards last night".
Wade said this is the first time he has dealt with an elbow injury.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks didn't write Chicago off without Wade.
Chicago dropped out of the top eight with a five-game losing streak, low-lighted by a 100-80 loss at Boston on Sunday in which it scored 26 points in the first half.
The silver lining for Bulls fans, if there is one, is that they can hopefully lose the rest of their games to get a better pick.
A scan revealed the extent of the injury, indicating the he is no longer fit to continue playing for the Bulls this season. I know how much this game means to Dwyane. Wade wouldn't say it publicly, but it's a small part of what kept him going through a tumultuous homecoming in Chicago. Wade, however, has said he holds no ill-will toward Rondo. "We want those guys to be more selfish than anything".